The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 43

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 43

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 43

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. It is finally here, it is finally time for March Madness. Today, March 19th, 2024, the first four begin tonight. It kicks off with Howard and, um, I don’t even know who they’re playing, but the first playing game is Howard and them. Then Colorado State versus Virginia tonight too, I think that could be a great game. But action happening in Conference Championship week, Conference tournament week was unbelievable. So many unbelievable, unreal games, buzzer-beaters, plays, just upsets, miracle runs, just a whole week of insaneness for college basketball. And now we get into the nitty-gritty of it. March Madness is here. So weekly recap, let’s get into it.

21 non-one seeds won their conference tournaments. 21 of 32 non-one seeds won their conference tournament. That’s tied for the second most in the last 25 years, second most in the last quarter-century, most since 2016. Unreal. Five of the top six teams in the AP poll did not win their conference tournaments. The only one that did was UConn. They won the Big East. All the other five out of the top six lost. NC State became the second 10 seed to win their conference tournament ever, with 2006 Xavier. They did it when they were back in the Atlantic 10 back in 2006. And NC State, they’re the second team since 1939 to win five games in five days in the conference tournament. It was unbelievable. They went all the way from Tuesday to Saturday in the ACC tournament, first team to ever do that, five wins in five days in a row for them, starting off with a victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC tournament. It was unbelievable. What a week it was. Temple, they were an 11 seed in the American, and they fell just short in the conference championship game of becoming the first 11 seed to ever win a conference championship. So, unreal week of college basketball, unprecedented bid stealing, the bubble this year was maybe the most insane bubble I’ve ever seen. And for the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, there are two play-in games for 10 seeds. Never happened before ever. It’s usually 16s and 11s. This year, 10s.

Last AP poll of the year, let’s run through it real quick before we go into our plays of the week, because there’s multiple this week. Championship tournament weekend was too good to have just one. There’s five. And then our game of the week was unreal. So, we’ll go into it and then our tournament recap or tournament breakdown, hype up action. So let’s get into it. Last AP poll of the year and the number one overall seed heading into the tournament, the UConn Huskies. They were the only team that won out of those top three seeds.

For more from college hoops and the start of March Madness click the video below!

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The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 42

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 42

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 42

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. The regular season just wrapped up this weekend with the major conferences concluding their last games on Saturday and Sunday. This week marks the start of the All Conference tournaments, promising an action-packed schedule of college basketball that matters for the tournament. It’s a thrilling time for sports fans, with NFL free agency underway and various team moves being made.

In the midst of this excitement, let’s not forget our focus on college basketball. The week begins with a recap of the regular season and the commencement of conference championships. Some mid-major conferences have already determined their representatives for the NCAA tournament, such as Stetson making their first-ever appearance. However, the stage is set for more intense competition as teams vie for automatic bids.

Turning to the latest rankings, Houston retains its position as number one. Their dominance in the Big 12 after transitioning from the American Conference is remarkable, boasting the best defense in the country. Meanwhile, Yukon follows closely at number two, with a strong performance throughout the season. Purdue holds the third spot, celebrating senior night and eyeing victory in the Big Ten tournament.

North Carolina’s triumph over Duke secures their place at number four, clinching the regular season title for the ACC. The possibility of a rematch looms in the conference tournament, adding to the anticipation of postseason play. With the race for the final one seed in the NCAA tournament still undecided, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arizona remain in contention, setting the stage for an exciting week ahead.

For more from college basketball click the video below!

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We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 41

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 41

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 41

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. This is the last week before all conference tournaments will be underway. Some of the best weeks in March are coming up right now. There’s so much college basketball; it’s basically like the tournament is starting early, with games from noon all the way throughout the day that matter.

Today, filming this on Tuesday, March 5th, yesterday, Monday, March 4th, the first conference tournaments got underway, the season tournaments. So, the first round of that is underway, and we’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next couple of weeks before this tournament even begins. There’s a lot of excitement.

New AP Poll for this week, let’s get right into that. Diving into that one, Houston stays at number one. They had a crazy game this week, ended up being our game of the week, played against Oklahoma on Saturday. We’ll talk about that one a little bit. They, like I said before, are the fifth number one seed this year, fifth different one. And Houston is the number one defense in the country. But there was a little bit of a hiccup this weekend. We’ll get into that one, though.

UConn, they move up from 3 to 2 after they beat Seton Hall on Sunday by 30. And I agree with this move. I think Houston should be number one because they had a big, big week, while both UConn and Purdue struggled, beating number 6 at the time Iowa State, and then number 11 Baylor, both in the same week. And then UConn had a tough loss, so that moved them out of number one. But I think that UConn has been playing a more well-rounded, sound level of team basketball, both offensively and defensively, than Purdue. Purdue, sure, Zach has been the best player in the country. He’s going to win his second consecutive Player of the Year Wooden Award, all that stuff. He’s going to be the first person to do it since Ralph Sampson in the ’80s. That’s going to be amazing. But they have been playing tight games against unranked opponents. So I think this is right. Obviously, Houston, UConn, and Purdue, they’ve kind of separated themselves at this point. I believe all of them are 26 and 3. But I think Houston at one, UConn at two, and Purdue at three is the correct order.

Number four for now, the Tennessee Volunteers with Dalton Connect, fighting for that last one seed. Big game later on this weekend against Kentucky for them. Arizona, they’re in the five seed right now, they’re also fighting for this last one seed. So most likely it’s going to be the South one seed, Houston, the East one seed, UConn, and the Midwest one seed, Purdue. That just leaves the West, and the voters sometimes will put a West team in the Western poll. And the only team that is fighting for it is Arizona, but they’re in the five right now, and I think number four Tennessee with Dalton Connect has been playing a lot better, so we’ll see what they do with that come tournament time at the end of this week and after Conference tournament week.

Number six, Iowa State, second-best team in the Big 12 Conference, they move up from 8 to 6. They were six last week. Great defense, Jordan Lipye, they’re a great team. Sneaky team to look for in the tournament, but they’re all the way up to six. They’re probably going to be a two-seed, so maybe not a sleeper like I kind of thought they were going to be early on. They’ve played a lot better than I thought.

North Carolina, they play Duke this week, and it’s probably going to be for the ACC Championship game.

For more from the updated tournament play in College Basketball click the video below!

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We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 40

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 40

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 40

Hello everybody, and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host, Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive into another week of the college basketball season. This is episode two of the college basketball recap, so we’re going to dive right into that weekly recap that we always do.

The big story in college basketball right now is the big court-storming controversy that happened this weekend between Wake Forest and Duke. It was the biggest game in the last 10-15 years in Wake Forest program history, hosting Duke. They were on the bubble, on the outside looking in at this point, not in the tournament. They needed a big win against number eight Duke, and they played a great game. It was the largest crowd in the history of Wake Forest Arena, a big, big game. And then it came down to it.

With 1.8 seconds left, they’re trying to miracle here, they’re down by four, so they need like a miracle. And then you see Kyle Filipowski right now, they storm the court and he gets taken out by a couple of students. It looked like there was a little bit of knee-to-knee contact, the student was running through, and you see the Duke players and John Shire, they create a barrier around him, they all just kind of hug him. He looked like he was in a lot of pain when I was watching this live. I was like, “Oh my God, that’s not good.” Like, he’s one of their best players, he looked like he was in a lot of pain. Duke players were not happy about it, they’re just having a great time on the court, but he looked really hurt at first. He looked like he was in a lot of pain, and the Duke players were not happy about it. So obviously, that’s not a good situation. You can’t have that happen ever, like fans coming on the court is one thing, but you can’t come out there and look at this, like they’re running right at him. Like, you have awareness to move around players, that, to me, is the part that I don’t love. Kyle Filipowski seems to be okay, he has a bruised knee, so good thing it wasn’t anything serious, like a sprained knee or anything further than that knee damage, structural damage. So good thing that wasn’t the case, but a scary situation nonetheless.

But let’s talk about court-storming here for a second. That’s been the topic of conversation for the entire week since that happened. Here’s my take on it. Court-storming, everyone says the fans don’t belong on the court as much as the players and the coaches don’t belong in the stands. Well, I understand that completely.

For more about College Basketball and some big upsets click the video below!

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We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

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The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 39

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 39

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 39

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s dive right into this week.

The NFL season has come to an end. Super Bowl Sunday happened about two weeks ago, now about a week and a half ago to be exact. Kansas City Chiefs are the 2023 Super Bowl champions. So let’s dive into it. We’ve got a month to go between the end of this football season and the start of the MLB season. If you’ve been following this channel so far, you know that I cover baseball (MLB) and NFL football. Now, with that little gap to go, it’s perfect timing to dive into the last couple of weeks before Conference tournament play of college basketball and then March Madness, one of my favorite times of the year.

Week 16 AP poll just came out for college basketball, so we’re about 15 and a half weeks through this college basketball season with about two and a half to three weeks to go. Early March is when those conference tournaments are going to start, make sure you catch those. And then after that, Selection Sunday is on March 17th, so under a month to go between now and Selection Sunday. We’ll have our brackets to fill out by then, and then that Thursday, the tournament starts.

So diving right into it, let’s get into the weekly recap, starting off this year’s March Madness college basketball coverage. This year, the 2023-2024 season for college basketball has been the year of the upset. Let’s go over the past three seasons’ AP top 10 teams on the road versus ranked opponents, versus unranked opponents. We’re going to look at the past three years: 2021-2022, last year, and then this year.

Two years ago, in 2021-2022, there was a total of 55 wins and 20 losses, good for a winning percentage of 73.3%. Last season, 2022-2023, there were 58 wins and only 19 losses for AP top 10 teams on the road versus unranked opponents, with a staggering win percentage of 75.3%. However, this season, as of Tuesday, February 20th, there’s a 40-39 record for AP top 10 teams against unranked opponents. That’s barely over 500, specifically a 50.6% winning percentage. This would be the worst winning percentage by AP top 10 teams on the road against unranked opponents in the history of the poll era.

So far, through 79 games, AP top teams have a 40-39 record on the road against unranked opponents. Pretty crazy stuff there. UConn just became the first unanimous number one in this year’s poll after Purdue got taken down.

For more about the upcoming excitement in college basketball click the video below!

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We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 38

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 38

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 38

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of the Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and let’s get into Super Bowl 58. The NFL season has come to an end, and the Super Bowl was this Sunday. It was an unbelievable game, marking a historic Super Bowl for the ending of the 2023 season.

Super Bowl Sunday brought us Super Bowl 58, Chiefs versus 49ers at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Raiders. Unfortunately, it was an unfortunate matchup for Raiders fans, as it featured their old city rivals from the Bay Area, Oakland and San Francisco, known for their historic rivalry, the Battle of the Bay. Adding to the sting, the Chiefs are the Raiders’ all-time number one rivals. Watching this match in our own stadium was tough.

The game started off with the first drive for the San Francisco 49ers. They came out hot, with Christian McCaffrey making a big play followed by a pass to Kyle Juszczyk. However, the drive took a turn when McCaffrey fumbled the ball, leading to a turnover recovered by the Chiefs’ George Karlaftis. This early momentum swing set the tone for the game.

Despite the setback, the 49ers’ defense came out strong, forcing a quick three and out from the Chiefs. The defense, led by Dre Greenlaw, showed incredible energy and determination, setting a high standard for the game. The Chiefs’ offense struggled to gain momentum, with Mahomes facing pressure and the 49ers’ defense making key stops.

After some back and forth, the 49ers managed to get on the scoreboard with a historic field goal from Jake Moody. His 55-yard kick set a new record for the longest field goal in Super Bowl history, giving the 49ers a 3-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Both teams faced challenges on offense, struggling to find a rhythm against stout defensive performances. Moody’s field goal broke the stalemate, but it was clear that both teams were still finding their footing in the game.

For more from Super Bowl 58 click the video below!

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We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 36

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 36

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 36

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and the divisional round of the NFL playoffs has come to an end. Let’s do the weekly recap on the divisional round of the playoffs. Jump right into it.

 

The divisional round was much better from a competitive standpoint than the Wild Card round. In the Wild Card round, five of the six games in super Wild Card Weekend were multiple score finals, so only one game really came down to the wire. That was a one-score game in Detroit between the Lions and the Rams. This week, three of the four games were one-score games, much closer and more competitive.

 

First game on Saturday at 4:30 on ABC and ESPN was between the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans. I don’t know why, but I had a random feeling all week last week that the Texans were going to pull it out. For 30 minutes, it looked like that was possible as they went into halftime 10-10. Steven Sims had a punt return touchdown in the first half, which was the only score of the game for the Texans. The eventual score was 34-10, with Lamar and the Ravens coming out and scoring three touchdowns on three consecutive drives in the second half. The Ravens move on to the AFC Championship game.

 

Saturday night featured a great game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers outlasted the Packers 24 to 21, making it our game of the week. It was an unbelievable game, and the Lions beat the Bucs 31-23. The Lions had a grip on that game until the very end, where Baker and the Bucs made a last-second push. However, an interception at the end clinched it for the Lions. The Chiefs beat the Bills 27-24 on Sunday night in the third playoff matchup between Mahomes and Josh Allen. Mahomes came out on top yet again, and Josh Allen and the Bills were still unable to beat the Chiefs. It was another unbelievable, instant classic game between those two quarterbacks.

 

Now, moving on to the play of the week for the divisional round was a wild play in the game between the Bills and the Chiefs. Late in the third quarter, the Bills were leading at halftime, 17-13. However, the Chiefs came out strong in the second half, scoring a touchdown with Travis Kelce to make it 20-17. Here, late in the third quarter, it was third and goal for Josh Allen and the Bills from the 13-yard line. Despite pressure, Josh Allen rolled to his left and made a ridiculous off-balance throw to Khalil Shakir, who got the feet down inbounds for a touchdown. It was an unbelievable throw and catch, making it the play of the week. Although the Chiefs ended up scoring again, with a final score of 27-24, the Bills fell short for the third time in the playoffs against the Chiefs.

 

Unfortunately for the Bills, they were unable to beat the Chiefs for the third time in the playoffs. But that connection between Josh Allen and Khalil Shakir was an unreal highlight for the second week in a row. Last week, it was in the divisional round, with two plays of the week. One was Josh Allen’s 52-yard touchdown against the Steelers, and the other was Khalil Shakir’s wild play to keep his balance and score. Two weeks in a row, Josh Allen to Khalil Shakir is the play of the week. It was an unbelievable effort from them, and Josh Allen had a great game. Every time he plays against the Chiefs, it’s a great game, but they fell short again, sending the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game.

 

As mentioned in the preview, we’re moving on to our game of the week. This game comes from Santa Clara between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers. The game had instant classic written all over it.

For more from the game of the week and the upcoming conference championships click the video below!

 

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 35

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 35

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 35

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show I’m your host Frank Ramppen and let’s dive into Super Wildcard Weekend as that just wrapped up last night on Monday. We had two games on Saturday, only two games on Sunday because of the schedule change I have it on Sunday the Bills/Steelers game at 1:00 that was supposed to be 1:00 on Sunday got moved to Monday at 4:30, so Saturday, Sunday and Monday, all three of those days three in a row game at 4:30 and a game at 8:20 so pretty good for the NFL week that there was two games for three games in a row it worked out pretty well but it was weird not having an early game on uh Sunday morning but nevertheless the Wild Card super Wildcard Weekend has come to an end we know our divisional matchups now let’s get into our weekly recap and discuss all of the action that got down over the last 3 days.

So the first game of Super Wildcard Weekend was the Texans and the Browns. CJ Stroud and the Houston Texans were able to handily defeat them by a score at 45-14 huge huge offensive numbers put up by the Texans and CJ Stroud to take down the Cleveland Browns and Joe flacco. The Chiefs defeat the Dolphins in the fourth coldest game in the history of the NFL 26-7 the Green Bay Packers absolutely rolled the Dallas Cowboys in Jerry’s World they won 48-32 the score is a little bit misrepresentative of the actual game there as at one point it was 48-16 pack. The Lions took down their old friend Matthew Stafford and the Rams 24 to 23 in our only close game of Wild Card Weekend really. The bills took down the Steelers 31 to 17 and the Bucs absolutely destroyed the Philadelphia Eagles last night I believe the final score was 32 to 9. In Super Wildcard Weekend home teams went 5-1 the only team that won on the road was the Packers. The Packers went into Jerry’s world only team to win on the road handedly taking down the uh the Dallas Cowboys very disappointing and we’ll get into all of that stuff but first we’re going to start off with our play of the week. 

This week I got two and they actually both came from the same game so this was originally like I said supposed to be Sunday at 1:00 in Orchard Park New York but there was an unbelievable blizzard that took place there about 4 feet of snow in some areas around the Buffalo area in Orchard Park. Would not have been able to play a game at Sunday at once so they had to play on Monday um and after the bills got off to a hot start both tight ends caught a touchdown in the first quarter the Buffalo Bills first touchdown from Josh Allen to Dawson Knox the second one to Dalton Kincaid, first time in the history of the NFL playoffs that a team had both two tight ends score in the first quarter so that’s pretty cool first time that ever happened. 

So here we are pick it up in the second quarter here 14 to nothing Buffalo it’s third and eight play here for Josh Allen in the bills he takes the snap pressure coming he’s going to take off and run for the first down he’s got the first down easily and it looks like he’s going to decide if he wants to slide or not here, nope I’m going to lower my shoulder and truck this guy takes off 52 yard rushing touchdown for Josh Allen to put the Buffalo Bills up 21 to nothing. Snowballs flying in Buffalo fans are going absolutely insane look at that scene great every time the bills did anything great the snow is going nuts but look at Allen escapes the pressure rolls up and he like kind of does a little hesitation right there but then he just barrels right through a Defender takes off 52 yard touchdown the second longest touchdown run in the history of the playoffs by a quarterback and it was the longest touchdown run in the history of the playoffs by any Buffalo Bills player ever so pretty impressive stuff from Josh Allen he played unbelievable on Monday and that run really just was an exclamation point. 

For more from the Bills vs. Steelers and highlights from super wildcard weekend click the video below!

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 34

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 34

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 34

Hello everybody and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen like always and let’s get into week 18, the final week of the regular season. As you can tell back at my college apartment, back here for my last semester of my senior year. Sounds weird for me to say it but yeah that’s where we’re at. Episode 34, week 18, final week of the NFL season. Let’s roll right into it with our weekly recap and like I said a million times already, final week of the NFL season which means the playoff matchups have been released, the positions of the playoffs for all teams, and the matchups have been finalized. 

Lots of stats and records broken, almost broken, lots of numbers in this last week 18, so a lot of stats for you coming from my end. Make sure to keep you updated with the players that broke records, were close to breaking records, and got them incentives. So play of the week like we always do. This one comes from the New Orleans Saints/Atlanta Falcons game. This game was back and forth for a while before New Orleans kind of broke it open, won by a lot. There was a controversial play at the end where it looked like the Saints were going to take a knee but they did not. They ran it with Jamaal Williams, his first touchdown of the year. Little backstory behind that, Jameis Winston said that that was on the team not called by Dennis Allen. Arthur Smith was not happy with Dennis Allen after the game. Apparently, Dennis Allen didn’t make the call so Jameis Winston and the Saints went ahead and did it on their own. Was not happy but early in the game, still in a contest, ball game here 17-17 here in the third quarter. Second and 10 from the 26 yd line for the Saints. Derek Carr gets a snap, drops back in the pocket, lofts one down the right sideline to the end zone for Chris Olave who juggles it twice, bobbles it again, then makes an unreal catch and run it around all crazy fired up unbelievable play from Derek Carr and Chris Olave. Great throw, great catch. And look at this, the ball’s kind of around the defender, he wraps his arms around him, pops it up, almost goes out of bounds, pops it back towards the field of play, right back to himself, caught for the touchdown. Unbelievable play by Chris Olave. Here’s another angle, tips it up, tips it again, secures it, two feet, three feet, four feet, five feet in bounds for sure a catch there. What a play from the Saints, Chris Olave and Derek Carr. Our play of the week from the final week of the NFL comes from that game. That game ended up being 48 to 17, so that made it 24 to 17. The Saints ended up winning 48 to 17, so that was just the start of the opening of the floodgates for the Atlanta Falcons defense. 

So the NFL season is wrapped up and the final game of the NFL season was Sunday Night Football between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins in Miami. Whoever wins the game wins the division, the AFC East, prime-time football. We got an unbelievable game, last game of the NFL season of 2023 will be our game of the week, last game of the week of the regular season. Bills/Dolphins, so here we go, we’re going to pick it up and the first drive of the game here for the Dolphins, first drive of the game for either team actually.

For more from this clash of AFC East teams and the playoff bracket click the video below!

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Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected] 

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 33

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 33

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 33

Hello, everybody, and welcome back to another episode of The Bobby Valentine Sport Show. I’m your host Frank Ramppen, and today is January 2nd, 2024. So happy New Year to everyone! First episode of the new year, week 17 of the NFL season, only one week remaining. Next weekend is the last week of the NFL regular season, episode 33. Let’s get right into the weekly recap, but Happy New Year, let’s go right into it.

There’s only one week of the schedule remaining, like I said, and the playoff scenarios are wild across the board. I think there are five teams still in the hunt in the NFC Playoff Picture, only two in the AFC. A lot of stuff happened there this weekend, including my Raiders getting eliminated from the playoff contention for another year. I’m 22 now, so 19 out of 22 years of no, yeah, 19 out of 22 years of my life. One of them was when I was one, so that’s not great.

And if you’re a football fan, not just NFL, college football playoffs yesterday. The Rose Bowl between Michigan and Alabama and the Sugar Bowl between Washington and, um, uh, Texas. Unbelievable games yesterday. Rose Bowl was an unbelievable, was like an instant classic, went to overtime. Michigan took down the Alabama Crimson Tide 27-20. Huge game for Michigan to head to their first national championship since this style of the playoff has been around. Unbelievable game. That game was just a defensive fight, battling for field position all game long. Jaylen Milroe had a couple of big mistakes, uh, Blake Corum was unstoppable on the ground, and Michigan was able to fight back, tied up late, and then win in overtime. Huge defensive stop to come up and win it.

And the Sugar Bowl between Washington and Texas was an unbelievable matchup, shootout from the beginning, very high-powered both offenses. Penix was going absolutely nuts, throwing lasers all across the field. I don’t know, the last two years as a Raiders fan, I’ve been saying I kind of want this guy, and last night, I don’t know, that makes me want him even more. He went absolutely insane, threw for about 430 yards, three touchdowns, I think could have had more. But I mean, they kind of blew the game at the end. They had a chance to run the clock down, but their running back Dylan Johnson took an injury. The clock would have run all the way down to 15 seconds, but it stayed at 40. No, they actually put it back to 50 seconds. So Texas got a chance, went all the way down to the 12-yard line, a chance to score, but Washington defense, which they are not known for, ends up coming up big for them as well.

So both college football playoff semi-finals unbelievable games, coming down to the last second defensive stops. Seven-point win for Michigan in the Rose Bowl and a six-point win for Washington in the Sugar Bowl. So National Championship will be next Monday night, the 8th, between the Michigan Wolverines and the Washington Huskies. Unbelievable matchup, offense versus defense, best offense in the nation versus the best defense in the nation. Can’t wait for that. So if you’re a college bball fan as well as an NFL fan, just, just a football fan in general, this was a great, great, great couple of weeks span for us.

We’ll move into our play of the week, so we’ll move to Baltimore here as the Ravens look unbelievable to end this season. But we’ll talk a little bit more about that in the, uh, in the standings update. But let’s go to the play week right now.

So first and 10 here for Tua and the Dolphins right before halftime. They’re down by eight points, looking to cut the deficit or get a chance to tie it up with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. First and 10 here from the 44-yard line, first play of the two-minute warning. Tua pumps, looks across the middle, and it’s intercepted by Roquan Smith. What a play he makes on this one, returns it all the way into Dolphin territory inside the 40-yard line, setting up the offense. But look at the replay on this one. Roquan Smith, unbelievable play, jumps throughout. Hard to see there, replay kind of cuts in quickly, but look at this play by Roan Smith, just one-handed snag just right there, tuck it and go. Unbelievable play by him. So a one-handed interception from Roquan Smith sets up the Ravens inside the 40-yard line of the Dolphins. Fourth and seven, though. Lamar trying to keep the drive alive, make a play, throws one-handed catch again by Isaiah Likely, makes the catch, runs down the sideline, dives for the pylon, touchdown Ravens. Unbelievable play from Isaiah Likely. So the drive starts with a one-handed pick by Roquan Smith, and then this unbelievable one-handed catch from Isaiah Likely, catch and run, turns it up down the sideline, dives for the pylon, touchdown Ravens. Look at this, just another one of those little snags, unbelievable catch from Isaiah Likely, finishes the play with a touchdown. So the Ravens looking absolutely unstoppable, double one-handed catches there, one by the defense linebacker Roquan Smith and then another one by Isaiah Likely, this tight end, to cap off an unbelievable game that they had in this game. But we’ll get into that. Unbelievable plays by Roquan Smith and Isaiah Likely, those are plays of the week, both coming from Baltimore Ravens, on five plays away from each other, four plays away from each other. Unbelievable stuff. Those Baltimore Ravens looking like the best team in the NFL right now.

For more from this game and this past week in the NFL click the video below!

Contact Us!

Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. If you don’t know who Bobby V is, it’s worth a quick google search. We teach a proven curriculum which has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. BVSA was founded in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

We have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Check out our valued partners section above to learn more about them. Parties and events for all ages, we do those too!

There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected]